Bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce... the faster the car went, the worse the car vibrated. For a brief moment I calculated how long it would take to make it into Montana at 45 mph, not a chance! We turned around and pulled into a gas station parking lot. There, Neil jacked up the car and proceeded to scrape off all of the snow and ice caked underneath. Then, we drove back out onto the road, sped up to 70 mph, and hmmmmmmmmm... no more vibrations! Thankfully, we had no other vehicle issues, the roads weren't slippery, and neither of us fell asleep.
Micah is two!
We arrived in Idaho just in time for Micah's birthday! We had many good visits with family and friends along the way, but it is nice to finally be done traveling, at least for a while. Next up for us we start the process of partnership development. During this time we will be meeting with churches and individuals as we seek to raise the necessary support to be able to minister in Africa.
We are thankful for the beautiful place that we have been able to stay in since we arrived, even if it is only temporary. Although we are not normally early risers, we have woken up early the last few mornings just to see the sunrise, and it has been worth it, as the view from the picture window is incredible! As we stare at the beauty of God's creation, we can not help but yearn for the day when we will meet the Creator face to face and stand amazed in His presence.
Over the last four weeks which we spent on the road, God has used these verses, which talk about some of the heroes of faith, to both challenge and encourage us:
"they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country — a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them." -Hebrews 11:13-16